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Old 03-17-2011, 10:26 PM   #1771
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Can someone explain to me how to shim out the out-drives? I am using 50mm and the bones seem to not be in deep enough.
You put a 1mm shim (the black plastic ones work best) between the spool and the outdrive. You'll have to trim the shim so it will fit in the spool recess, this brings the cups out enough so the blades are away from the tip of the outdrive cup and a little stronger. Its also something you should consider if your running the 50mm bog bones with a wide front end setting. (2.25mm arm spacing such as Paul L setups).
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:40 PM   #1772
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So blades with the front spool? that must be with non stock out drives correct?
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Can someone explain to me how to shim out the out-drives? I am using 50mm and the bones seem to not be in deep enough.
Sorry for the late reply, was out racing ... Johnny Wishbone took care of the answer.
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:34 AM   #1774
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So blades with the front spool? that must be with non stock out drives correct?
Correct.

Non-Stock Outdrives:
1. Xray Aluminum Outdrives (mixed reviews)
2. Flying Fox Outdrives (awesome)
3. Atomic (never tried them)

Not sure but there may be others ..
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:37 AM   #1775
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I see paul pretty regularly but I'm not sure exactly what is going on with the shop. I know he's been having a lot of issues with international post so I think he's looking to pick up a distributor in the states.

The FF out drives are great, I use them in mod and my blades last for ages
Any word from him if he is shipping out orders that have already been placed? or is everything in a holding pattern?
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So blades with the front spool? that must be with non stock out drives correct?
Yup. I used the Atomic Aluminum out-drives. The thing about using blades is that you have to check if they have not broken after every run. I neglected to check and had my aluminum chewed all up. I thought that aluminum was the way to go, but I've had a change of heart since my experience. I will try the stock with no blades and hope for the best.
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Ive ran the Stock pieces that are included in the kit All season and haven't had a Sniff of problems what so ever. What's the particular problem and why are you guys upgrading ?
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I like the stock pieces too. I seem much more likely tobreak blades, chew up outdrives, and bend/break CVD's in wrecks when I run aluminum outdrives. I would much rather break a plastic spool cup than a blade and bone or ecs.
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I like the stock pieces too. I seem much more likely tobreak blades, chew up outdrives, and bend/break CVD's in wrecks when I run aluminum outdrives. I would much rather break a plastic spool cup than a blade and bone or ecs.
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The new camberlink mounts have landed in the UK heres a quick scan of the info sheet included in the pack....
Anyone know when these will hit the US?
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Ive ran the Stock pieces that are included in the kit All season and haven't had a Sniff of problems what so ever. What's the particular problem and why are you guys upgrading ?
Hey buddy,

The plastic develops slop over time plus they can shear or crack. They are fairly durable like everything else xray but will need replacing at some point.
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Anyone know when these will hit the US?
When I spoke to RCA this morning they were waiting for a shipment to be delivered sometime today so I'm sure they are in there and local shops should have them within the next couple of weeks. But be sure and let your local shop know to place an order for them if they haven't already.
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Ive ran the Stock pieces that are included in the kit All season and haven't had a Sniff of problems what so ever. What's the particular problem and why are you guys upgrading ?
i want to up grade because of a nice high speed clipping of a pipe. I skinned the inside tire with the wheels turned and pop went the outdrive, it put me out for the whole day in the first qual (im the only one runnin the 2011, or a xray for that matter). I hope the alu ones will withstand a hit like that and keep going.
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I like the stock pieces too. I seem much more likely tobreak blades, chew up outdrives, and bend/break CVD's in wrecks when I run aluminum outdrives. I would much rather break a plastic spool cup than a blade and bone or ecs.
It's worth inspecting them occasionaly as you do get a groove start to appear (front to back) as the pin on the driveshaft slowly wears away at the cup.
After a while you run the risk of the driveshafts 'locking' in position under hard acceleration.

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It's worth inspecting them occasionaly as you do get a groove start to appear (front to back) as the pin on the driveshaft slowly wears away at the cup.
After a while you run the risk of the driveshafts 'locking' in position under hard acceleration.

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Definitely a possibility. I think most chalk it up to personal preference.

In Poland I see AH running the servo possibly servo taped 90* to the current design. Also running the new shock tower mounts front and rear, No front gear diff though.

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